MakerCon Durban 2016

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/10/16 - 30/10/16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Gateway theatre of shopping

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Thanks for joining us this year, look out for details of makercon 2017.

MakerCon 2016 – Creativity, Technology, Upliftment

The MakerSpace welcomes you to Maker Convention 2016 (MAKERCON), a showcase and celebration of
the Maker Movement in Durban. This movement is a global phenomenon of people sharing ideas
and harnessing technology to make things. From 3D printing to crafts, custom furniture, robots
and drones. There is something interesting to see, touch and make.

This year the MAKERCON Event will be hosted at the Wave House, Gateway, attracting a broad audience. We expect over 4000 visitors over the course of the event.  There will be over 40 exhibitors showcasing their maker skills and products, running workshops and inviting the public to participate.

Hackathon – Extra-Sensory Learning with Arduino

Open to all skill levels

In partnership with SMART Technologies, there will be a hackathon starting at 2pm. Come and make learning new things fun by extending the human inputs beyond sight and sound. What if you could incorporate motion and interactivity in the classroom? Come and explore new and exciting ways to engage learners. Build a project with your peers that demonstrates extra-sensory learning. There are three spot prizes up-for-grabs for the best projects built on the day!

Hackathon Details

  • Open to all skill levels – beginners and experts welcome
  • Starts at 2pm
  • Soldering irons, tools and friendly company readily available
  • Option to buy LEDs, cables, servos and other accessories on the day

Hackathon Packages starting at R100:

R100 – Entrance
  • Entrance to the Hackathon AND MakerCon
  • Bring your own hardware
R400 – Complete Kit + Entrance – BEST VALUE
  • Arduino UNO-compatible development board
  • USB Cable
  • Male-to-male and male-to-female jumper wires (no soldering required)
  • 2 momentary push buttons
  • 10 LEDs (assorted colours)
  • TowerPro Micro Servo
  • Solderless Breadboard
  • Buzzer
  • Assorted Resistors
R1500 – Robotic-Hack
  • Arduino UNO-compatible development board
  • USB Cable
  • Male-to-male and male-to-female jumper wires (no soldering required)
  • 3 NEMA17 Stepper Motors (found in most 3D Printers)
  • 3 Stepper Driver Boards
  • CNC controller Board

Leather Workshop

R250 – Leather Coin wallet workshop (1 hr)
  • Run by Savior Brands
  • 11am Saturday morning
  • Genuine Leather triangle wallet
  • All material and instruction will be provided
  • Includes entrance into MakerCon
R200 – Leather woven bracelet workshop (1 hr)
  • Run by Lucky’s Leather
  • 2pm Saturday
  • Genuine Leather
  • All material and instruction will be provided
  • Includes entrance into MakerCon
R250 – Leather iPhone 6 cover workshop (1 hr)
  • Run by Lucky’s Leather
  • 1pm Sunday
  • Genuine Leather
  • All material and instruction will be provided
  • Includes entrance into MakerCon

Pipe Light Workshop

R450 – Galvanised Pipe light workshop (2 hrs)
  • Run by The MakerSpace inconjection with MakeDeisgnCo
  • 2-4pm Saturday
  • All material and instruction will be provided
  • Includes entrance into MakerCon

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

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